Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policy (DEIP)

The Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies in Developing Countries (DEIP) is a one-week course co-organized by The Inter American Development Bank, the Viceministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, Ministerio de Educación in Bolivia and UNU-MERIT (United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research institute on Innovation and Technology), Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Increasingly popular since its launch in 2004, this course is designed for policy makers in science, technology and innovation policy, particularly in developing countries. DEIP provides insights into strategic decision-making about technology and innovation and designing appropriate responses and policies tailored to specific development contexts.

The course focuses on the theory and practices of innovation policy, on policy design, policy implementation, from the perspective of the three major stakeholders, policy makers, private sector and academia. Participants are encouraged to share lessons learned and engage in dialogue, and participants are expected to give presentations based on their respective national experiences.
Target participants are; senior and mid-level policy makers, enabling public sector Institutions, officials from science, technology, innovation development and policy agencies and offices, key representatives from private sectors, academics at national and regional levels. This program is also open to international participants who have an interest in this area.

Venue: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Date: 30 September-04 October 2013